African trypanosomiasis physical examination

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Aditya Ganti M.B.B.S. [2]

Overview

Physical examination findings of African trypanosomiasis depend on the stage of the disease. Skin lesions are more prominent in stage 1 and neurological findings such as altered level of consciousness and hemiparesis predominate in stage 2.

Physical Examination

Physical examination findings of African trypanosomiasis depend on the stage of the disease. Skin lesions are more prominent in stage 1 and neurological findings such as altered level of consciousness and hemiparesis predominate in stage 2.[1]

Examination findings African trypanosomiasis physical examination
Appearance of the patient
Vital Signs
Skin
HEENT
  • Normal
Neck
Lymph node
Lungs
Heart
Abdomen
CNS
Musculoskeletal
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References

  1. Odiit M, Kansiime F, Enyaru JC (1997). "Duration of symptoms and case fatality of sleeping sickness caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense in Tororo, Uganda". East Afr Med J. 74 (12): 792–5. PMID 9557424.

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